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2009-10-06 10:43:00

BADIN, N.C., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI), a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc., responded to an unprecedented effort by N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue to seize control of its privately-owned hydropower business along the Yadkin River by filing a formal response with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Monday. In a September 18 filing, Gov. Perdue asked FERC to ignore its long-standing rules and regulations, disregard the findings of the state's own...

2009-08-07 12:22:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. House voted in overwhelming numbers to reject an unprecedented and costly government takeover of Alcoa's hydroelectric business along the Yadkin River in central North Carolina. Senate Bill 967, sponsored by Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, failed in a floor vote by a wide margin, 66-39, with bipartisan support. "Legislators sent a clear message that they do not support the taking of private business. The more they learned about this issue, it...

2009-07-28 17:05:00

RALEIGH, N.C., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A legislative bid to pursue a government takeover of Alcoa's Yadkin Hydroelectric Project was thwarted by a N.C. House committee today. The Water Resources and Infrastructure Committee voted 8-6 against allowing Senate Bill 967 to move forward. "We applaud the committee for standing up for private property rights and voting against an unprecedented government takeover that could have cost North Carolina $500 million or more," said Gene Ellis, a...

2009-03-27 08:29:00

N.C. Water Rights Committee Commends Senate Majority And Minority Leaders For Supporting Measure Benefiting State's Economic And Environmental Future RALEIGH, N.C., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee (www.ncwaterrights.org) is commending the filing March 25 of Senate Bill 967 for the creation of the Yadkin River Trust by its sponsor, state Sen. Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. (R-Cabarrus), and co-sponsors N.C. Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand (D-Cumberland) and...

2009-03-26 10:32:00

Proposed bill in the N.C. General Assembly would forcibly seize hydropower business along the Yadkin River, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars BADIN, N.C., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI) said today that efforts by elected officials in North Carolina to forcibly seize its privately-owned hydropower business would cost North Carolina taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and harm the state's "business friendly" reputation. Sen. Fletcher L....

2009-01-06 09:07:00

STANLY COUNTY, N.C., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee ( www.ncwaterrights.org ) is announcing the release of the State Trust Concept, a document that outlines how the State of North Carolina can establish a Trust with respect to the ownership and management of the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project on behalf of North Carolina citizens. This process will obtain and secure the license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Project currently held...

2008-07-18 18:00:23

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Patty Briguglio of MMI Associates, Inc., +1-919-233- 6600, patty@mmimarketing.com, for The N.C. Water Rights Committee RALEIGH, N.C., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee (www.ncwaterrights.org) is commending both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly for their unanimous votes to direct the Environmental Review Commission to study the impact of granting the request by Alcoa Power Generating, Inc. ("Alcoa") for renewal of a...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Josh McCann, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C. Jul. 16--A House committee has unanimously approved a bill that would require state legislators to study issues related to the hydroelectric licensing of the Yadkin River. The bill is the second attempt by some Stanly County leaders to seek state intervention against Alcoa Power Generating Inc.'s application for a 50-year renewal of its federal license to generate power at four dams and reservoirs along a 38-mile stretch of the...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Gene Ellis of Alcoa Power Generating Inc., +1-704-422- 5606, gene.ellis@alcoa.com; or Robert Brown for Alcoa Power Generating Inc., +1-919-810-1901, robert@rbpr.com RALEIGH, N.C., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa announced that it fully supports a proposed study of water issues along the Yadkin River by the state's Environmental Review Commission. The study was approved by a key N.C. House committee Tuesday. "We recognize the growing importance of water issues...

2008-06-30 15:02:49

STANLY COUNTY, N.C., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In its latest attempt in its struggle to secure renewal of a 50-year federal license for a monopoly on hydroelectric power from the Yadkin River in Stanly County ("the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project"), the multinational firm Alcoa has commissioned a poll that it claims shows that "the voters of North Carolina strongly believe that it is a very bad idea for the state government to take over the Alcoa hydroelectric dams and power plant." According to...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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